Any help most appreciated... Backyard Mechanic was most helpful - but now
need advice on the engine installation... could it have been done
Subject: Fw: Fw: '96 Taurus/temp fluctuating
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:22 AM
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Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: '96 Taurus/temp fluctuating
| Did park car on hill and fill up... which did work.
| On short trips where coolant didn't get hot enough,
| the level finally maintained with no overheating.
| Thought problem was fixed. Today though on trip to
| Chattanooga, 1st long trip since fill up accomplished
| - same problem. Pulled off exit ramp - at low rpms,
| the coolant overheated and boiled out the filler cap.
| Showed it to a mechanic the other day who seemed
| extremely good and he sd he heard a
| whump-whump-whump-whump-whump sound out the exhaust (I
| couldn't make it out). He's a former racer /
| rebuilder. Much experience. He though this
| whump-whump-whump sound coming out the exhaust
| indicated that the mechanic who put the intake gasket
| on, might have put it on upside down - which
| apparently is easy to do - and this would cause the
| circualtion problem... and the sound he heard.
| Guess I will try a water pump next, just to eliminate
| that as a problem - if that doesn't fix it, I'll take
| it and see if it is an upside down intake gasket.
| Can you see if your Ford experts have heard of the
| upside down intake gasket causing this problem? They
| were dead on right about parking on a hill to
| completely fill the car.
| > A good suggestion David....park on a hill with the
| > front of the car pointing
| > up the hill and let it set awhile... or on the
| > ramps... good luck.. love
| > Dad
| > ----- Original Message -----
| > Newsgroups: rec.autos.tech
| > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 5:00 PM
| > Subject: Re: '96 Taurus/temp fluctuating
| > | Ralph Griffith wrote in rec.autos.tech
| > |
| > | > Appreciate any suggestions... thanks
| > | > From: "Ralph Griffith"
| > | > Subject: 1996 Taurus/water pump?
| > | > Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004 1:07 PM
| > | >
| > | > Any suggestions from this elite group most
| > appreciated.
| > | > Temp. reading fluctuates on 1996 Taurus, just
| > installed a different 3.0
| > | > engine..